Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) or ACT/SAT 

In order to be admitted to the Teacher Education Program at Illinois Wesleyan University prospective teacher candidates must have a test score report on file with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) verifying that  the four subareas of the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP)  have been passed  or  minimum ACT plus Writing or SAT scores have been met. 

The ISBE logs test score reports and licensure information in unique Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) accounts. Create an ELIS account before submitting test scores (instructions below).

 Create an Educator Licensure Information (ELIS) Account 

View the following "How To" videos on the ISBE website listed below:

  • How to Create an ELIS account (4:00) and 
  • How to Navigate your ELIS account 3:35)

          http://www.isbe.net/licensure/default.htm

If you are taking the TAP

  1. Register and take the TAP
  2. Send your TAP score report to your ELIS account with the ISBE at time of test administration

 If you are submitting ACT or SAT scores to your ELIS account in lieu of TAP

1. Confirm that your ACT or SAT score report meets the following requirements. Both parts of the exam must have been administered in one sitting on the same date.

  • ACT 
    • Prior to 9/1/2015 - Composite score of 22 or higher and a minimum score of 19 on the Combined English/Writing portion
    • 9/1/15 to 9/9/2016 - Composite score of 22 or higher and a minimum score of 16 on the Writing portion
    • 9/10/2016 and later - Composite score of 22 or higher and a minimum score of 6 on the Writing portion
  • SAT 
    • Prior to 3/5/2016 - Composite score of 1030 (critical reading + mathematics = 1030 or higher) and a minimum score of 450 on the Writing portion
    • 3/5/2016 and later - Composite score of 1110 (evidence-based reading and writing + mathematics = 1110 or higher) and a minimum score of 26 on Writing and Language 

2. Request your score report be sent to ISBE directly from ACT or SAT. The score report must arrive in a sealed envelope addressed to ISBE from ACT or SAT

  1. ACT
    • Access the ACT website and choose code 3001 to have your score report sent the ISBE directly from ACT;  or
    • Call 319-337-1313 and request your score report be mailed to the ISBE at the address below
    • Keep a copy of your receipt 
  2. SAT
    • Access the SAT website and choose code 6773 to have your score report sent to the ISBE directly from SAT; or
    • Call the College Board at 866-756-7346 to request that your SAT score report be mailed to the ISBE at the address below
    • Keep a copy of your receipt 

3. Check your ELIS account to verify your ACT/SAT score report has been accepted in lieu of the TAP. Please allow 60 days for this information to be added to your ELIS account.

ACT + Writing or SAT score in lieu of TAP

 If you are taking the TAP or retaking the ACT/SAT

If your ACT/SAT test scores cannot be reported to ISBE in lieu of TAP, you must either (by December sophomore year):

  1. Register for and pass the Test of Academic Proficiencyor
  2. Retake the ACT Plus Writing or SAT and earn the required composite scores.

*Choose to have your score report sent to the ISBE at time of test administration

 

Updated September, 2016.